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    02-20-2014, 12:25 AM
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Foal
Last years cutting, 1st 2nd 3rd cutting hay

Hi there,

Someone close to my home is offering last years field cuttings for $5.00 a bale. Is there a difference between this years cuttings, 1st 2nd 3rd cuttings? I just want to get a good deal if I can, but I am most interested in keeping my horse healthy. They stated that there is no mold, just last years cut.

Any thoughts welcomed. Thanks
     
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    02-20-2014, 01:32 AM
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Yearling
As long as it was kept dry in a barn and was good quality when it was baled then it's still good hay. I'm feeding some now that is 3 years old and it's still has really nice color, smells good and the horses don't leave a blade of it lying on the ground.
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    02-20-2014, 03:00 AM
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Green Broke
If nots all brittle and real dry , smells clean , no mold.. it should be fine, also depends on how high the protein was when it was cut and baled. It loses some protein sitting there.
So if was for example a 14% hay, and it has sat a year , kept away from sun and rain, it could be 9 or 10 % now.
     

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